DN Capital taps Misek for venture partner role

DN Capital has named Peter Misek as venture partner. Previously, Misek worked at Jefferies and has been a founding advisor to DN Capital since its start in 2000.

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London, 16 July 2014: DN Capital, a leading early stage and growth capital investor in the digital media, ecommerce, software and mobile industries and Europe and North America, today announced the appointment of Peter Misek as Venture Partner.

As a leading Wall Street, Bay Street and City analyst Peter is recognized globally for his investment research talents in the technology sector. With over 15 years experience, Peter has worked in across many of the leading financial institutions in the world. Early in his career, he was hired by NM Rothschild to start their Internet and technology global practice. He subsequently joined Hambrecht and Quist as a sell-side analyst covering global Internet stocks, followed by periods at Scotia Capital where he started North American technology coverage and Canaccord, where he was Head of Research. His last analyst role was with Jefferies where he co-led the global tech team. Peter has also advised business leaders and government at the highest level.

Alongside Peter’s institutional career, his association with DN Capital also has a long history. He has been a founding advisor to DN Capital since its inception in 2000 and has evaluated several of DN investments to date. Peter will be primarily working with DN Capital’s international portfolio of companies as well as finding companies with the ability to expand aggressively into Europe. He will be splitting his time between North America and Europe. Peter will be primarily focused on supporting Steve Schlenker in the West Coast and expanding DN’s reach into Canada.

Commenting on the appointment Nenad Marovac, Founder and Managing Partner of DN Capital stated, “We have known Peter for 15 years and he supported us on the evaluation of some crucial investments including Datanomic, Endeca and Shazam. We believe now is a great time to be expanding our investment team and drive new opportunities based on our successful formula of backing leading entrepreneurs.”

Steve Schlenker, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of DN’s US operations added, “Peter’s extensive network of public company and private company relationships can augment our already deep network. We look forward to Peter’s research capability in key strategic areas such as cloud services, enterprise computing and big data.”

Peter Misek commenting, ” I am extremely excited about joining the DN team who have shown a superior track record of backing globally leading companies and entrepreneurs. I look to add value on both continents. With white papers on AWS, Big Data, Mobile Data, the Cloud and other deep technical research capability I look forward to helping DN to a strong start for GVC III.”

About DN Capital
DN Capital is a global early stage and growth capital investor in software, mobile applications, digital media and e-commerce companies with offices in London and Palo Alto. DN Capital’s objective is to identify, invest in and actively support its portfolio companies to become global leaders. Portfolio companies include Shazam Entertainment, Apsmart (sold to Thomson Reuters), Endeca Technologies (sold to Oracle), Datanomic (sold to Oracle), Eyeka, Performance Horizon, JacobsRimell (sold to Amdocs), Mister Spex, OLX (sold to Naspers), Quandoo, Scarosso, Videdressing and Windeln.de. The professionals at DN Capital bring over 60 years of private equity experience to their investments, and actively work with portfolio companies to steward their growth through the various stages of development. Additional information about the firm and its portfolio companies can be found at http://www.dncapital.com

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